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H I S tale of wonder is told for children ; 

with which view, it has been carefully 
designed and very nicely printed. 

For some time past, it has arrived at the dignity of a 
popular Nursery Tale in the Author's family ; and it is 
hoped it will merit the same good fortune elsewhere. 

It will be worth while explaining, that the circle in 
each page is made to represent some object in connection 
with the story ; and, that as some of them have proved 
rather puzzling, to Juvenile admirers has been left the 
task of " finding them out." 

London^ 1859. 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 


But when she was young, 
Poor Kitty was hung ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ?* 

E S, Kitty was hung 
When she was so young ; 
But, as you would hope, 
She pulled a knife out of her side- 
poclcet, and before you could 
count ONE, Two, THREE, 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 


But, when she was rounder, 
A boy tried to drown her ; 
So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 

E S, a boy tried to drown her 
When fatter and rounder, 

But, as you would wish, 
She slipped the stone off her neck, 
and before you could count, 
ONE, Two, THREE, swam 
like a fish. 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

.. , , 7 SEVEN! 

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J^l J^- ' But, as I have learnt, 

Poor Pussy was burnt. 
So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 

E S, Pussy was burnt, 
As I too have learnt ; 

But, as you will read, 
She jumped into the water-butt before 
you could count, ONE, Two, 
THREE ; she did, indeed ! 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 


But she fell off the house, 
Running after a mouse ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 

E S, she fell off the house 
Running after a mouse ; 

But, as life is sweet, 

Before you could count ONE, Two, 
THREE, she came on her feet. 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 


But I hear she has not ; 
For they say she was shot. 
So how many Lives has the Cat got? 

E S, with a gun she was shot, 
And a trigger it had got, 
I saw the man pull it ; 
But Pussy held up her paws like the 
Wizard of the North, and 
before you could count, ONE, 
Two, THREE, caught the 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

But people all say 
She was poison'd one day ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 

E S, it 's true, people say 
She was poison'd one day, 

And very much it shock'd her ; 
But the moment she felt ill, and before you 
could count ONE, Two, THREE, 
she was off to the Doctor. 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

But then the old wall 
Crush'd her in its fall. 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 


E S, I know the old wall 
Flattened Puss in its fall, 

And a dozen of her fellows ; 

But Pussy walked sideways into the kitchen, I ( 
and before you could count ONE, Two, 
THREE, blew herself out 
the bellows. 


E S, bit by a dog, 
But not dead as a log, 

As you '11 gladly find ; 
For she climbed up the apple-tree before 
you could count ONE, Two, THREE, 
and left the dog behind. 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 

ONE ! 
But then she 's grown old, 
And has caught a bad cold ; 

So how many Lives has the Cat got ? 

E S, she has grown old, 
And has caught a bad cold, 

Only bread and milk she touches, 
Except a little gruel, but she burns a great 
deal of fuel, and you may count, 
ONE, Two, THREE, a great many times, 
while she hobbles across the room on her 

O W many Lives has the Cat got ? 


Is it true then, as they said, 
That poor old Puss is dead, 

So many lives as she 'd got ? 

E S, the song has all been said, 
And poor old Puss is dead, 

Let it never be forgot ; 

Although not ONE, Two, THREE, but 

NINE LIVES she had got. 











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